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Thread: v-pro question
10-21-2003, 04:29 PM #1
I've done the searches and I'm pretty sure in what I want, but I'd still like to troll for some input. Thinking about getting the V-pro as my park/all-around/hard pack ski.
Everything else I currently own is already much wider wasted, so this is definately not for off-piste or pow days. I'm not a jibber but it's a skill set I'd like to work on i.e. I'm not looking for a dedicated park ski... more of a ski that will be used in the park.
This being said, I'm tempted to get the 190 for all around skiing. However, will a 190 v-pro be a total boat in the park?
I've never owned jib-like skis before and don't have a clue about sizing. Is the 180 a better choice?HI THERE!
10-21-2003, 04:42 PM #2
Since the Vpro is stiff and wide for a true flying jib monkey ski I think you should stick with the 180. It will be more fun in the park than a 190 and it will be just fine elsewhere.
10-21-2003, 06:16 PM #3
I dunno. Slim's like 6'5" or something. Plus the 190 will ride like a 185-8 due to the twin tips. A 180s going to ride like a 175-8. Then again, if it's just going to be a park/hardpack ski, then the 180 might work. Hmmm...tough call. For me it would depend on how much this ski will be used out of the park."I knew in an instant that the three dollars I had spent on wine would not go to waste."
10-21-2003, 06:21 PM #4Originally posted by Arty50
I dunno. Slim's like 6'5" or something. Plus the 190 will ride like a 185-8 due to the twin tips. A 180s going to ride like a 175-8. Then again, if it's just going to be a park/hardpack ski, then the 180 might work. Hmmm...tough call. For me it would depend on how much this ski will be used out of the park.
10-21-2003, 09:48 PM #5
I bought V-Pro 180s and I didn't like them and am selling them.
This is not because they aren't a kickass ski, simpyl because the way they were setup didnt fit what I was doing.
180 was way too long for me for the park and a little long for the hardpack so they sucked on hardpack for me because they had little sidecut and were long and were mounted very flat (looks with no stiffiner or lifter)
I don't do anything in the park.
The skis were mounted very center (good for park) so I was always in the backseat to stay afloat in the CO dry pow. They ripped crn and the crud... bomber skis.
My guess is that the V-Pro is probaly the best all mountain park ski out there. I think if I had gotten them in 170 I woulda liked them more (woulda done stuff in the park) or if I had mounted them farther back I woulda liked them more in the pow.Originally Posted by blurred
10-21-2003, 10:19 PM #6
I'm 5'9 and am not really a jibber, so I skied the 190 for about 3/4 of a season. Great ski, but it got really soft after 100 days of use. Almost to the point of feeling like a completely different ski. I gave them up for that reason.
To the length question, if you want to jib go 180. If you want them more stable for all-mountain, go 190.
My 2 cents.
10-21-2003, 11:06 PM #7
I'd go super short if you already have your big ski.
I took to skiing a 160 as an instructor, and while my friends laughed at me as I pulled em out on a hardpack day over Tankers, the rest of the afternoon all they saw was my spindrift. Naturally they have a top end, but it's up higher than you think.
This was on a piece of shit intermediate rental Salomon with rental bindings maxxed at 10. If you know how to ride em, short skis are a LOT of fun, and with a wee bit of girth, even take to trees readily. I'm not suggesting you go that short, but 180 or less is key.
But I've owned so many shitty skis over the years, at this point I'll ski anything and deal. <shrug>
Last edited by Pinner; 10-22-2003 at 01:23 AM.